As states begin to introduce phases of their reopening process, the CDC strongly recommends wearing a face mask in public, especially in groups or gatherings. While wearing a normal blue non-medical face mask, I still appreciated the iterations that introduce fashion brands, many of which offer a 1: 1 donation initiative. In other words, for every face mask purchased, one will be donated to those on the front line who fight COVID-19. As a fashion editor, this thought alone gives me reason to support the brands that give something back, but at first I hesitated to choose a favorite.
"It is not easy to feel excited to wear something that has been forced due to the risk of infection, and it has taken me a while to imagine my mask as part of my outfit."
The importance of wearing a face mask shouldn't be lost to any of us. The aim is to make our contribution to curbing the spread of the virus. But the idea that these fabrics are becoming the norm means that designers use all their creative ideas to make these items as accessories – mixed prints, romantic flowers, dead fabrics from last season's collections, as you call it! "In the beginning, we only made white masks, but then I thought: & # 39; We need color," said Christian Siriano of his couture team's transition to making living masks to change the mood in his makeshift New York Brighten City. " Factory."
But here's the thing: it's not exactly exciting to wear a mask, and it took me a while to consider it part of my outfit. But when Clare V's linen bowie mask arrived, which I chose for a few reasons (which we'll cover in a moment), I had the idea that I could choose which mask to wear. I can choose one that speaks to my personality, and in fact this will be the trend for the future.
I like the feel and mood of this mask, but before I count the reasons why I like to wear it, the main reason I find it so convincing is that Clare V. is encouraging customers to buy Color of Change right now donate the mask, starting with the minimum spending at $ 1. The organization is committed to ending racist and social injustice, and Clare V. recognizes with every purchase that our country is exposed to two pandemics – the coronavirus and intolerable systemic racism – and not just one. If that's not enough reason to consider this face mask, I have a few thoughts about its comfort and versatility that you may find convincing:
- The look is Parisian chic, with Clare V's signature red lips on the corner and effortless linen ribbons.
- You can tie the bows around your ponytail or bun to make your look a little more playful and fun.
- The price ($ 19) is so friendly that you can feel comfortable adding a donation.
- The ties actually stay on and don't pinch or bother your ears like some with rubber bands that I've tried.
- They can be monogrammed and are manufactured on site in Los Angeles, where the Clare V. team continues to donate non-medical masks to key employees.
- As the masks sell out, the company is constantly doing more and you can sign up to be notified when they are refilled.
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